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Free Expression and What it Means for All of Us

University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce writes about free speech on college campuses in this blog post.

She rejects the idea that today's students are "snowflakes" that need to be protected and coddled, and argues that people who intentionally seek to generate heat, not light, should be allowed to speak on college campuses

"Speech by people we strenuously disagree with, and that is, in fact, hateful and repugnant, is the price we pay for democracy and to ensure our own freedom of speech, she writes.

"We want our students to be able to analyze an argument and to be prepared to make their own. Critical analysis and the ability to think for oneself are and should be hallmarks of a college education."

Read the full article.